A stroll around Stefen Hill Pocket Park, camera in hand, was not particularly exciting but there were two or three surprises.
Plants of Wood Avens, aka Herb Bennet, Geum urbanum, bore the mines of the Golden Pigmy Moth, Stigmella aurella. In a way this was a disappointment because I had recorded this very common species only yesterday, in Byfield. There it was on bramble, but of course Geum and brambles are fairly closely related, both being in the Rose Family, Rosaceae. Incidentally Herb Bennet is a corruption of the words Herba Benedicta, or the Blessed Herb.
Herb Bennet bearing a mine of the Golden Pigmy Moth. Stefen Hill
Pocket Park. 30 January, 2020